Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011 and Code of Practice

The Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011 and Code of Recommended Practice

Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011 (MPM)

The MPM 2011 sets out the legal procedure for parish reorganisation and for closing consecrated church buildings and settling their future.

Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011 Code of Practice

The Commissioners have prepared a Code of Recommended Practice to accompany the Measure. This is the primary reference for anyone dealing with proposals for parish reorganisation, closed churches and related matters. 

It consists of two volumes: Volume 1 deals with pastoral reorganisation and Volume 2 with consecrated church buildings. They can both be downloaded below. 

Our forms for parish reorganisation and closed church processes for official use by Dioceses can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please note that we are currently updating many of our Codes of Practice, including the one for the MPM 2011. This is to reflect changes to the law that will be brought into effect by the forthcoming Mission and Pastoral etc. (Amendment) Measure 2018. Some of these provisions will come into force from 1st July 2018, and others on 1st October 2018


Please check this page regularly for updates. 

Parish reorganisation forms for diocesan administrators